The new Mafia III videogame trailer features a menacing new collaboration between Ice Cube and DJ Shadow called “Nobody Wants to Die.” A choir intones “everybody wants to go to Heaven,” while Ice Cube and Shadow rap: “If you doubt what I’m about, go ahead and run your mouth/ “I’m the last thing you see: your time is running out.”
In June, Shadow released The Mountain Will Fall, his first full-length LP since 2011. “My method’s always been to rethink some part of the process that’s going to put me out of my comfort zone and force me to embrace a new way of getting from point A to point B,” he told Rolling Stone.
Ice Cube continues to release new music in small doses. In 2015, he made guest appearances on Dr. Dre’s Compton and The Game’s Documentary 2. Earlier this year he showed up next to Kendrick Lamar on a remix of Funkadelic’s “Ain’t That Funkin’ Kinda Hard on You?” He also put together song with Common, “Real People,” for the Barbershop: The Next Cut soundtrack.
Mafia III is out on Friday.